Woods confirms plans to play Wyndham

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Tiger Woods is officially heading to Greensboro.

Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, reiterated his client's intention to play in the Wyndham Championship this week for the first time in his career.

"Tiger is looking forward to playing this week," Steinberg said. "He has heard great things about the event and the course."

Woods made a last-minute commitment to the tournament on Friday, but said after missing the cut at the PGA Championship that he would take the "next couple days" to decide whether he would tee it up at Sedgefield Country Club in the final regular-season event.

The Wyndham represents his final opportunity to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods is No. 187 in the current points race, 292 points behind Charl Schwartzel at No. 125. The top 125 players after this week's event qualify for the postseason, meaning Woods will likely need to win at Sedgefield to qualify for The Barclays.

Despite missing the cut in his third straight major after rounds of 75-73 at Whistling Straits, Woods offered a bit of optimism following the conclusion of his second round. 

"The confidence is growing quickly. That's the fun part," Woods said Saturday. "I'm hitting shots and able to hit shots that I haven't been able to in years, and that's nice again."

This marks the first time that Woods, 39, has added a new event to his schedule since 2012, when he played both the Honda Classic and The Greenbrier Classic for the first time.